4731.293 Clinical research faculty certificate.

(A) The state medical board may issue, without examination, a clinical research faculty certificate to any person who applies for the certificate and provides to the board all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the board of all of the following:

(a) That the applicant holds a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued by another state or country ;

(b) That the applicant has been appointed to serve in this state on the academic staff of a medical school accredited by the liaison committee on medical education or an osteopathic medical school accredited by the American osteopathic association;

(c) That the applicant is an international medical graduate who holds a medical degree from an educational institution listed in the international medical education directory.

(2) An affidavit and supporting documentation from the dean of the medical school or the department director or chairperson of a teaching hospital affiliated with the school that the applicant is qualified to perform teaching and research activities and will be permitted to work only under the authority of the department director or chairperson of a teaching hospital affiliated with the medical school where the applicant's teaching and research activities will occur;

(3) A description from the medical school or teaching hospital of the scope of practice in which the applicant will be involved, including the types of teaching, research, and procedures in which the applicant will be engaged;

(4) A description from the medical school or teaching hospital of the type and amount of patient contact that will occur in connection with the applicant's teaching and research activities.

(B) An applicant for an initial clinical research faculty certificate shall pay a fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars.

(C) The holder of a clinical research faculty certificate may practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery only as is incidental to the certificate holder's teaching or research duties at the medical school or a teaching hospital affiliated with the school. The board may revoke a certificate on receiving proof satisfactory to the board that the certificate holder has engaged in practice in this state outside the scope of the certificate or that there are grounds for action against the certificate holder under section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.

(D) A clinical research faculty certificate is valid for three years , except that the certificate ceases to be valid if the holder's appointment to the academic staff of the school is no longer valid or the certificate is revoked pursuant to division (C) of this section.

(E)

(1) Three months before a clinical research faculty certificate expires, the board shall mail or cause to be mailed to the certificate holder a notice of renewal addressed to the certificate holder's last known address. Failure of a certificate holder to receive a notice of renewal from the board shall not excuse the certificate holder from the requirements contained in this section. The notice shall inform the certificate holder of the renewal procedure. The notice also shall inform the certificate holder of the reporting requirement established by division (H) of section 3701.79 of the Revised Code. At the discretion of the board, the information may be included on the application for renewal or on an accompanying page.

(2) A clinical research faculty certificate may be renewed for an additional three-year period. There is no limit on the number of times a certificate may be renewed. A person seeking renewal of a certificate shall apply to the board. The board shall provide the application for renewal in a form determined by the board.

(3) An applicant is eligible for renewal if the applicant does all of the following:

(a) Pays a renewal fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars;

(b) Reports any criminal offense to which the applicant has pleaded guilty, of which the applicant has been found guilty, or for which the applicant has been found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, since last filing an application for a clinical research faculty certificate;

(c) Provides to the board an affidavit and supporting documentation from the dean of the medical school or the department director or chairperson of a teaching hospital affiliated with the school that the applicant is in compliance with the applicant's current clinical research faculty certificate;

(d) Provides evidence satisfactory to the board of all of the following:

(i) That the applicant continues to maintain a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued by another state or country;

(ii) That the applicant's initial appointment to serve in this state on the academic staff of a medical school is still valid or has been renewed;

(iii) That the applicant has completed one hundred fifty hours of continuing medical education that meet the requirements set forth in section 4731.281 of the Revised Code.

(4) Regardless of whether the certificate has expired, a person who was granted a visiting medical faculty certificate under this section as it existed immediately prior to the effective date of this amendment may apply for a clinical research faculty certificate as a renewal. The board may issue the clinical research faculty certificate if the applicant meets the requirements of division (E)(3) of this section. The board may not issue a clinical research faculty certificate if the visiting medical faculty certificate was revoked.

(F) The board shall maintain a register of all persons who hold clinical research faculty certificates.

(G) The board may adopt any rules it considers necessary to implement this section. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.120, HB 292, §1, eff. 6/6/2012.

Effective Date: 04-30-1992; 2008 SB279 01-06-2009